George Clinton made a statement with his 1970 project “Free Your Mind.” It’s a memorable phrase that’s endured ever since.
Three exceptional vinyl reissues trace early, adventurous directions in “free jazz.” Cecil Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Albert Ayler and Don Cherry show us how it’s done.
This revolutionary artist broke jazz out of its “bebop” box, and took it to places no one ever imagined. Cecil Taylor also wrote poetry and music for dance performances. Many consider him as influential as Coltrane and Ellington; it’s a shame he didn’t get more commercial attention.